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Ben Forta is, first and foremost, an educator with over three decades of experience in and out of the classroom. Education is Ben’s passion. Between writing, lecturing, and in-classroom experience, he has dedicated his professional and personal lives to teaching, inspiring, mentoring, and sharing his love for technology and creativity. He is immensely grateful to have had the opportunity to share with millions worldwide. As Adobe’s Senior Director of Education Initiatives, he spends a considerable amount of time teaching, talking, and writing about creativity and digital literacy and the future of education, and provides feedback to help shape the future direction of Adobe products. And, in his spare time, Ben leads a high-school robotics program at a local Michigan high-school.

Ben is the author of over 40 books, including the world’s best-selling SQL book, as well as titles on topics as diverse as Adobe Express in the classroom, creative problem-solving using Python for game development, Regular Expressions, and mobile and web development. Over a million copies of his books are in print in English, and titles have been translated into 16 additional languages. Many of these titles are used as textbooks in colleges and universities worldwide. Through his books and videos Ben has taught coding skills to over a million people.

Ben has decades of experience in the tech space in product design and development, support, training, and marketing. Ben is also a successful entrepreneur with experience creating, building, and selling start-ups. He is a sought-after public speaker, a writer and blogger, and he presents on education and development topics worldwide.

Brief Bio

Ben Forta is an educator with more than three decades of experience. He is the author of over 40 books, some of which are college textbooks, and has taught coding skills to over a million users. His latest book is a guide for teachers wishing to inject creativity into their classrooms. Ben is Adobe’s Senior Director of Education Initiatives and spends a considerable amount of time teaching, talking, and writing about creativity and digital literacy and the future of education, and provides feedback to help shape the future direction of Adobe products.

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